Dealing with smaller spaces can be a hassle when designing a room for yourself. When it comes to your children, however, expect that hassle to be doubled. Children don’t do well in confined spaces and might very well start acting up if their room is boxing them in. Keep them and yourself happy by adding more space to their room.
Now as you know I don't have any kiddies, but I do have lots of nephews and neices so I'm used to decorating bedrooms for little ones!
So where do you start?
It might seem like your options are quite limited when it comes to decorating a smaller room. However, that doesn’t have to be the case at all. There are plenty of way you can find your inspiration. Just take the time to have a look at what others are doing and no doubt your own plans will start coming to fruition. Pinterest is great for finding ideas, and even DIY options to save some money in the process.
A great design choice for any room, you can allow for a lot more space if you’re not filling a room up with furniture. This doesn’t mean having less utility in the house, however. There’s all kinds of options available that can do the jobs of two or even three pieces of furniture. A good cabin bed not only looks great but it can double as shelves, desk and even toy box. See what furniture you can get to do extra work for you and view more luxury children’s beds at Cuckooland. I had a cabin bed as a child, so I know how great they are, and there are loads of fun designs now!
You don’t need massive wardrobes to add more storage to your children’s rooms. There are all sorts of imaginative solutions, like using wall hooks, baskets or even the roof. Finding more storage is always a struggle, but there are plenty of ways to help you along and free up more space. I've seen toy hammocks before, so think of things like that to keep the floor clear.
If it’s a shared space, it might not be that the room is overly small, but that there are too many people to feel comfortable in it. Kids sharing rooms is a reality that some would gladly escape, but you can make it more tolerable on them. Get a divide they can use between their beds and they’ll each have their own space. You can add shelves to the divide, too, giving them a place for personal storage. That should cut the arguments down a good bit! I shared a room with my sister when I was very little, and we just had a curtain across the room.
Don’t keep the toys in the bedroom
If your child has a small room, then keeping their toys in there is a recipe for clutter all the time. Save yourself the bother of daily tidies. If they have a toy box, find some space for it. You’ll want to make sure that space is safe and easy to reach but not always in the way. You don’t want to be stepping on any more Lego than you already do. Again, think of the toy hammock!
Hopefully, this quick post has helped a little bit. Small spaces are always a compromise, but you can manage it so it’s a lot less of headache. With the right choices in furniture, colourful design and storage ideas, your child will be a lot happier in their room. These tips can be used for any small space, as the principles remain the same. If you’ve found this advice helpful, keep an eye on the home style section. I’ll keep updating with all the latest ideas to soothe your housekeeping woes!
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